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MOVIE CLICHES

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Howard Au

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Movies are so common nowadays
This Happens Every time ...
Examples?
The Chemical Equation for a "Good Movie"
Young boy - Parents + Old, Hairy, Wise
Person + Powerful Weapon

= A Good Selling Movie
MOVIE CLICHES

By Koby Wong Thomas Tang and Howard Au
Example?
Action Movies
Victory !!!
Young Boy
-
Parents
+
Old, Hairy, Wise Person
+
Powerful Weapon
=
Movie sequels are filmed every few years
Young Boy
-
Parents
+
Old, Hairy, Wise Person
+
=
Highest Box Office
$2,787,965,087
Examples?
Young Man
-
Parents
+
Old, Hairy(?), Wise Person
+
Powerful Weapons
=
Powerful Weapon
In fact, according to Britannica...
Star Wars - 100 Million Dollars!
Other Common Cliches
Evil People in a Single File SUV
Bad Guy's Horrible Aim
There are always unlimited roads for a car chase
Crucial plot exposition to the main character when the plot demands it
What kind of Action Movies Can you think of?
Man + Problems with family/ no family
+ Superpower

= Villans or Heroes
Romantic Movie cliches
The Good Guys win every time
Every Super Hero Movie
Wall -E
Wall E
Eve
One Sided love
Friendship
Love
1. Meet Each Other
2.Friendship
3. One Sided Love
4. Two sided Love
5. Challenges (Breaking up is possible)
6.Happy ending
Ended Up:





Winning an Oscar



The Problems
Movie cliches are indeed cliche





Lack of Creativity and Originality?

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Exceptions?
Creativity
Shrek is love, Shrek is life
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Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
-Edward de Bono-(Maltese Physician)
Star Wars. (2014). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://school.ebonline.com/levels/high/article/443000
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